Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Egypt is in violence and upset now, but the future holds blessing for His people Egypt!

In December 2012 I'd posted a blog entry about what was happening in Egypt, and took a look at prophecy, which says that God has a plan for Egypt. This plan is past, present and future, and as a matter of fact is one of only three nations mentioned in the Millennium Kingdom. That future prophecy is in Isaiah 19.

From Isaiah 1-15 the future looks very dim for Egypt and her people. She will fall under a cruel leader. (No one is positive if this means a sub-antichrist, or if the 'cruel leader' refers to THE antichrist). She will have economic devastation as the Nile dries up. Despairing of wisdom, they will turn to wizards and sorcerers, and no one will have any helpful information to give, anywhere. Isaiah 19:14 gets pretty graphic: "The Lord has mingled within her a spirit of confusion, and they will make Egypt stagger in all its deeds, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit."

On 24 June 2012, after a period of chaos and upset, Mohammad Morsi was elected President of Egypt. Many people wondered as the shaos went on and Morsi- a well-known strict Muslim Brotherhood member, was the cruel master spoken of in prophecy. Most people said to wait and see.

Things calmed down- for a while. As the one-year anniversary of his election approached, protests began again. This time, they rose until Morsi was ousted in a coup.

Which leader will be next? Will this next one be the "cruel leader' predicted? Is this the beginning of the prophesied terrible times for Egypt?

It's one thing to read about prophecy and speculate on its fulfillment, but it is quite anther to see it. The anguish of Egypt is just killing me to watch. The despair, the death, the uncertainty, and so many, MANY Egyptians are without God, so they don't even have hope!


A protester comforts a wounded colleague
after Egyptian security forces began to clear a sit-in by supporters of
ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the
eastern Nasr City district of Cairo Wednesday. Source


A woman tried to stop a military bulldozer
from hurting a wounded man during clashes near Raba'a al Adiwiya mosque
in eastern Cairo. Source


Aug. 14, 2013: A police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted
Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of
Cairo, Egypt. Source
These scenes are devastating. Imagine of they were happening on your street! Violence is terrible. Military uprisings are frightening. Grief over loved ones is paralyzing. But in verse 16 it starts to look up for Egypt. Our Holy God has a blessed plan for this nation which sheltered His Son! Let's read it in its entirety-

When they cry to the Lord because of oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and deliver them. 21And the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day and worship with sacrifice and offering, and they will make vows to the Lord and perform them. 22And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

23In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and Assyria will come into Egypt, and Egypt into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.

24In that day Israel will be the third with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth, 25whom the Lord of hosts has blessed, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”

If that doesn't make you just weep with joy, then what will?! He delivers them, and they worship Him. They worship the One true God! And He blesses them and calls them His people. Oh, what a day. Hang on, true Christians in Egypt! He will bring your nation to His bosom! No more bloodshed. No more idolatry. No more blasphemy. A blessed day.

Unsaved Egyptians! The LORD has a plan for your nation. Seek Him now, before the spirit of confusion comes (if it hasn't already). He will bless you and then you can watch the blessing of the nation when the Kingdom comes!

4 comments:

  1. God has a plan for all the Middle East. From Israel, north, south, east and west our God reigns and will heal and deliver those that come to Him or destroy those that choose to ignore His voice.

    Great is His Faithfulness.

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    1. God is so great! I especially love this verse because there are only three named nations for the millennium kingdom in which He has shared His plans; Israel, Assyria, and Egypt. The last line always gets me crying :) “Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.”

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  2. Oh Elizabeth, I love that passage too. My eyes welled up with tears!

    -carolyn

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  3. On Friday the 12th of March-1976 A.D A Holy Bible of unknown provenance was carried by the lapping ripples of the Nile to the bank below Virgin Mary Church located in the Maadi district in Cairo. The site of the present Church of the Virgin Mary is closely associated with the Holy Family when they came to Egypt. The bible was open to the page of Isaiah 19. The Bible is now behind glass in the Sanctuary of the Virgin in the Church for all to see.

    I am a copt living in Maadi across the street from this church. Few days ago, the MB tried to attack the church but thanks God they failed.

    I am witnessing extraordinary changes since the beginning of the Egyptian revolution. I strongly believe that a miracle is currently happening in Egypt. In my opinion, God has eliminated the corruption layer supported by Mubarak regime and lately God is removing the Evil layer supported by MB for 80 years. Now for the first time the majority of Egyptians who supported MB in the past are realizing that this is Evil and they are in the process for reaching the true freedom ( freedom of mind ).

    MB is promoting hate, violence and destruction. Now you can feel an unprecedented transformation on the social/spiritual level which will eventually lead to what is mentioned in Isaiah 19.21 And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the Lord in that day.

    Unfortunately Obama and the West don't see it that way!

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